Samsung’s new Galaxy A series: what are the differences?

Sam­sung has a new line­up of afford­able phones that shakes things up with quite a few cool­ing new fea­tures includ­ing the first ever true edge-to-edge screen on a Sam­sung phone, but there is a bunch of phones in the series and it’s easy to get lost in the mod­el num­bers.

We’re here to clear things up.

First things first, the name of the new line­up is Sam­sung A series and the phones you will see list­ed below will replace the Sam­sung J series of afford­able phones.

So, here is a quick look at the Galaxy A series, start­ing from the most expen­sive and most excit­ing one, the A80, and going down to the most afford­able, the dirt-cheap A10:

A80,A70,A50,A40,A30,A20e,A20, A10

Galaxy A80

Dis­play: 6.7‑inch 1080p Super AMOLED screen, edge-to-edge, no notch.

Proces­sor: Snap­drag­on 730 with 8GB RAM.

Stor­age: 128GB, no microSD

Cam­eras: 48MP main cam­era + 8MP ultra wide angle + TOF depth cam.

*All cam­eras rotate, so you can use them as front cam­eras too.

Bat­tery: 3700mAh with 25-watt fast charge.

*No head­phone jack.

The “flag­ship” of the A series, the phone that brings the most in terms of fea­tures and per­for­mance, is the Galaxy A80.

Galaxy A70

Dis­play: 6.7‑inch 1080p Super AMOLED screen, teardrop notch.

Proces­sor: Snap­drag­on 730 with 6GB RAM.

Stor­age: 128GB + microSD

Cam­eras: 32MP main cam­era + 8MP ultra wide angle + TOF depth cam + 32MP front cam.

Bat­tery: 4500mAh

Much more afford­able than the Galaxy A80, the A70 ships with a sim­i­lar size Super AMOLED screen, but it’s not a true edge-to-edge screen and you have a tiny teardrop notch here.

Gone is the cool cam­era trick and here you have a tra­di­tion­al set of rear cam­eras, a 32MP pri­ma­ry shoot­er with a depth cam­era and an ultra-wide-angle cam­era, and a sep­a­rate front fac­ing shoot­er for your self­ies.

It clock the proces­sor at a slow­er peak speed (2.0GHz vs 2.2GHz on the A80).

But for all else, the A70 offers more: it has a much larg­er, 4500mAh bat­tery that will last you longer and unlike the A80, the A70 sup­ports expand­able stor­age via microSD cards.

Galaxy A50

Dis­play: 6.4‑inch 1080p Super AMOLED screen, U‑shape notch.

Proces­sor: Exynos 7 Octa with 6GB RAM.

Stor­age: 64GB + microSD

Cam­eras: 25MP main cam­era + 8MP ultra wide angle + 5MP TOF depth cam + 25MP front cam.

Bat­tery: 4000mAh with 15-watt fast charge.

Drop­ping to mid-range prices, the Galaxy A50 still brings a large AMOLED dis­play with a tiny notch, a huge, 4000mAh bat­tery, and a triple cam­era sys­tem.

On paper, this phone looks like it has a very well-bal­anced set of fea­tures and will please many peo­ple who don’t want to shell out extra cash. It also comes with an in-screen opti­cal fin­ger­print read­er, anoth­er inno­v­a­tive fea­ture that you won’t find on most rivals.

Galaxy A40

Dis­play: 5.9‑inch 1080p Super AMOLED screen, teardrop notch

Proces­sor: Exynos 7 Octa with 4GB RAM

Stor­age: 64GB + microSD

Cam­eras: 16MP main cam­era + 5MP ultra wide angle + 25MP front cam

Bat­tery: 3100mAh with 15-watt fast charge

The Galaxy A40 is a small­er phone that does not have a ded­i­cate depth cam­era, so it’s not quite as good in cap­tur­ing por­trait shots with a blurred back­ground and its bat­tery size is on the small side, but you still get an AMOLED screen, a good amount of stor­age and the Sam­sung One UI expe­ri­ence.

Galaxy A30

Dis­play: 6.4‑inch 1080p Super AMOLED screen, U‑shape notch

Proces­sor: Exynos 7 Octa with 4GB RAM

Stor­age: 64GB + microSD

Cam­eras: 16MP main cam­era + 5MP ultra wide angle + 16MP front cam

Bat­tery: 4000mAh with 15-watt fast charge

Fur­ther down in price, we have anoth­er big phone with a big bat­tery, but slight­ly less capa­ble cam­era, the Galaxy A30.

Galaxy A20

Dis­play: 6.4‑inch 720p Super AMOLED screen, teardrop notch

Proces­sor: Exynos 7884 with 3GB RAM

Stor­age: 32GB + microSD

Cam­eras: 13MP main cam­era + 8MP front cam

Bat­tery: 4000mAh with 15-watt fast charge

And when you go even fur­ther down in price with the Galaxy A20, you see that the screen res­o­lu­tion drops to just 720p, so you will see some pix­eliza­tion on this dis­play. With less RAM and a slow­er proces­sor, this phone won’t be quite as zip­py as the more expen­sive ones too. In terms of cam­era, the A20 also does not have a depth cam­era or an ultra-wide one, and instead just has the main cam­era and the self­ie shoot­er.

Note that there is also a Galaxy A20e mod­el for some mar­kets. The A20e will have a small­er, 5.8″ screen that will use LCD tech­nol­o­gy rather than an AMOLED one. It will be pow­ered by the Exynos 7884 chipset with 3GB of RAM and 32GB stor­age.

Galaxy A10

Dis­play: 6.2‑inch 720p LCD, teardrop notch

Proces­sor: Exynos 7884 with 2GB RAM

Stor­age: 32GB + microSD

Cam­eras: 13MP main cam­era with 1080p video + 5MP front

Bat­tery: 3400mAh

Final­ly, the dirt-cheap Galaxy A10 comes with a 720p LCD dis­play that does not quite have the rich and vivid colours that oth­ers in the A series can boast. It’s also decid­ed­ly on the slow side.

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